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Written By Jhond

July 8, 2017, 5:02 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Some people have short memories. I don't.

Written By Jhond

July 8, 2017, 5:01 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

my fish! my favorite fish place.... guess we'll have to go for meat pies instead

Written By Skapti

July 8, 2017, 4:18 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Gian

So, apparently sparring with damned giants leads to headaches. Man hit like a bloody falling boulder. About as tough as one too, wrapped up in all that steel.

Written By Darren

July 8, 2017, 3:32 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Marian

Welcome to the family, Princess Marian.

Written By Fergus

July 8, 2017, 3:19 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

I almost slept through my own wedding today.

I drank so fucking much last night.

Written By Gaston

July 8, 2017, 2:07 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Well, it seems I stuffed my foot into my mouth last night, speaking with Eirlys. I feel awful about it still, even if she swears it's alright. I'll have to find some way to make recompense.

I met with Count Keaton and various members of his family as well. Most aren't nearly as taciturn as the Count himself, it turns out. One even offered to help assist me with some investigations I'm doing, looking into the corrupted animals of the Gray Forest. She seems to be something of a lover of hounds, but from the Keaton family, that's no great surprise, is it?

Written By Skapti

July 8, 2017, 1:54 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Captain Skapti Thrallson of the Leatherback, flagship of the Navegant fleet.

If my father were still alive to read that he'd die of laughter. He always figured I was bound to be hanged someday for piracy, and I tended to agree with him. I guess there's still a chance I might, but it looks slimmer than it once did, for sure.

Apparently being a respectable member of society, and not a bloodydamn reaver means paperwork. I think my entire life is paperwork now.

Somedays, I think Turo did me a solid in taking me in. Others, I think he just wanted to do less of the damn paperwork himself.

Written By Nicia

July 8, 2017, 1:20 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

I don't feel as though I write as much as I should. I mean to, but I always find myself with too much to do, and then I forget to make the time for this. Maybe I should set aside a certain time every day simply to collect my thoughts, and put them down on paper. It may be a good way of making certain that I'm not forgetting the events of the day, the week, or even the month.

This week has been quite busy, but very productive. I've high hopes for several things that have been put into motion, and I hope to see the fruition of these things soon. Some will undoubtedly happen sooner than others, and some I fear remain secret until they do actually come to fruition.

However, one thing I am happy to finally see become public is the announcement of my cousin's wedding. I wish her all the happiness in her match.

Written By Marian

July 8, 2017, 1:01 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

I've served by your side these last few years, and I don't think that you have anything to apologize for. It's fine with hindsight to say that you would have made a different decision, but rarely do we get the complete view. I find that your decisions are steeped in what is good for House Valardin so I can not censor that.

I don't care if you feel you've made mistakes, I still celebrate the man you've become since the Tragedy at Sanctum. While I prepare for my marriage into Redrain, I can say that I do not have regrets in serving as your Sword. There are times that the mantle was heavy on my shoulders, but I wore Oathbinder with great pride knowing that I served a High Lord that I am proud of.

Written By Eirlys

July 8, 2017, 12:11 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

When Fia and I first came to Arx neither of us was sure what to expect.

Meeting you, Edain, let me know that there is so much good in this city. You and Alis have done so much for us. You give so much of yourself to make sure that those who serve you have all that they need. I don't think I have as fancy of words that Fia has. He is right though, none of us are free of mistakes.

Just remember, you rode into battle with us instead of sitting behind so that you'd be safe. You cared about your people enough to lead us into battle. That to me is a sign of a true leader. You never -wanted- this and that helps you see things others might not I think. It is a strength for you because you do your best and it's all that can be asked of you.

However, I would like to point out one thing! I never got close to you -just- for Sir Roland the Owl. I can't believe you forgot Sir Arugula in that statement. I feel he will be very put out if he hears that you ignored his presence!

Written By Eirlys

July 8, 2017, 11:52 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

A giant of a man died and my heart has cracked so badly.

Uncle Muiryn,
You were always there for us. You helped us find our way when we were lost as children (Fia and I). You were always this huge bear of a man who made the world feel a little safer, a little brighter, a little louder and a lot more filled with love. You always called us your bebes. I wanted to have you at my wedding if I ever got married. I wanted you to be there to watch me take that next step into adulthood.

You were there for me when I needed answers about so many things. You were there for me after the battle at Pridehall. You were there for some of the worst I have seen. You like Fia were a pillar of strength for me.

I am always going to have memories of you being loud, maybe pantless as you argued with Neve.

You were a giant of a man, you are someone I will always love.

I'll miss you deeply Uncle Ryn.

Written By Abbas

July 8, 2017, 11:42 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

Children sometimes never grow up. They never see that the world is not some idealistic place. It is a harsh place where when sheltered too long people breed weakness. There is a time to shelter children and loved ones. But there are times when one must separate from their youthful fancies and harden themselves to what is before them.

Failing to do so only burdens those who would seek to shelter you.

Written By Maeve

July 8, 2017, 10:46 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

I have come in posession of a shop in which to sell my fragrances! It is a very nice shop. In the back is a little courtyard that can easily be turned into a beautiful garden. There is also a yurt to the back of the garden! As exciting as it is to have this shop, it is also bittersweet. This shop used to belong to Shadow. Sure, I could have built my very own shop. However, that just seemed like a waste of resources and space. It would mean unnecesary lumber and plaster being used to create a new building. So, it pleases me just to reuse something that is perfectly there. It is just sad that Shadow had to go in order for me to obtain the shop.

Written By Maeve

July 8, 2017, 10:38 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

I am still in shock and disbelief. His Honor, Darren Redrain has made me his Minister of Agriculture for the Redrain! This is simply mind boggling to me! I would have never ever ever ever thought I would be graced with such a high title. He knows how much I love the lands. I just hope my love is enough! I have also decided to learn more on agriculture itself. I know nature. I know plants. I know animals. However, Agriculture is a new set of knowledge in of itself. I am excited for this opportunity to serve, learn, and grow!

Written By Maeve

July 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

So many people came together to fix the forest. There were the warriors that fought off the dangers. There were the leaders that organized the efforts. There were the workers that were willing to clear the brush and till the soil. It was myself and Prince Aiden Grayson that were willing to do the dirty, but very necessary work! Through our efforts, we were able to gather up tons of poo! Well.. people like to call it fertilizer, I call it what it is. It is this that will be tilled into the soil to give it life again. There is so much work ahead of the people of Arx. However, it warms me so much to know there are so many that pulled together to ensure the forest lives on.

Written By Magpie

July 8, 2017, 8:05 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

Do I read through the journals sometimes? Absolutely! Why? I don't know, it's something to do. Maybe I like to watch for opportunities. Whatever.

So now people are worried about animals? What the fuck is up with that?
Nevermind that there are people struggling and suffering, let's make sure to set up a really nice super-special home for old animals!

Here's another idea!

Donate resources to me, Magpie Grayhope, and I will use it to build a new facility down in the Lowers for all the struggling prodigals and refugees of this recent war. We'll call it Magpie's Meat Shop. Two birds killed, one stone thrown. (I actually don't really like that expression given how it relates to murdering birds and I'm a fan of birds, but it fits my point.)

So! If you support Magpie's Meat Shop, drop by the Murder of Crows or Highway Robbery and chat with me. Let's be economical with our funds!

Written By Fiachra

July 8, 2017, 2:51 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

When I came to Arx, it was to accompany my sister. Eirlys wished to embrace our status as some of the newest members of the Compact more than I did. I wished only to be left to the woods of my youth. I still laugh, sometimes, over the way that we met, but only because it was obvious, even then, that you were a different man that what I would have expected.

You have made some mistakes, perhaps, but so have we all, Prince. In the years I have been in this city, I have seen only that, while you never desired the mantle of high lord, you wear it well. My respect, my loyalty, is ever yours. I am proud to call you my brother-in-law, and family. You know what that word means for me.

P.S. - I also have an addition to your list. You made the mistake of sending me a messenger asking me why I wanted to speak with you while drinking tea.

Written By Alis

July 8, 2017, 2:36 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

None among us is perfect. But every day you show us your courage, your loyalty to the Oathlands and its ideals, and your honor in the face of adversity. Do not forget as you publicly castigate yourself that you have picked up the pieces of a shattered family after tragedy, and then borne the mantle of leadership that you never expected to have. I am proud to be your sister and help you navigate the unfamiliar terrain we find ourselves on.

P.S. - In your list, you forgot to mention that one time that you forgot my birthday :(

Written By Aiden

July 8, 2017, 1:56 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

To those of Arx, regarding the animals of Arx.

For many months I have worked tirelessly to see that the Menagerie was expanded, not merely for the amusement of it's people, but for the comfort of the animals within. Many have questioned me why is it that these animals cannot return to the wild. The answer to them has been, many have been all their lives in captivity, are old, or the journey back to their native land would be too strenuous on them. Some CHOOSE to be there.

The Menagerie has many skillful handlers that oversee the animals - healers too. If there are sick and injured, they should be brought to the Menagerie where enclosures have been built to reduce the stress on the animals, and we already have a system in place to feed them and take care of their needs. If you don't believe me, you can see for yourself how much effort that the sponsors and those who donated, have put into it.

We're still in the process of determining how best to set up an adoption agency for Animal Companions that no longer have a handler - but I foresee that being settled in the new spring.

Though I would certainly stress the use of areas (in the case the Menagerie) that are already built than raising funds to create a whole new area. I would hate to see all the efforts of the people who committed to this project be overshadowed.

Written By Warrick

July 8, 2017, 1:13 a.m.(10/18/1006 AR)

I don't really write journals, but I understand the Archives are a hot spot in Arx and I just have to know, people of Arvum:

Why would a Count ever piss on a perfectly good rug?

I don't get it.

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